Legacy's torch symbol will be the focal point of an Australia Post stamp commemorating 100 years of the organisation.
Legacy Australia was established in 1923 by a small group of World War I veterans and continues to offer much-needed support to women, children, and veterans who have been affected by the death or serious injury of their loved one.
Today, Legacy cares for 40,000 beneficiaries through its network of 3400 volunteers across Australia. Offering mentorship and care to those in hardship, Legacy volunteers embody the ethos of "keeping the promise", wearing the Legacy torch symbol upon a pin with pride.
Australia Post group manager philatelic Michael Zsolt said the torch represented on the stamp signified the "undying" flame of service and sacrifice of people who gave their lives for their country.
Legacy chairman Eric Easterbrook said the organisation had been ensuring Australian veterans' families had received emotional, social and financial support for the past 100 years.
"This stamp issued by Australia Post is a wonderful way to pay tribute to all the people that have been involved with Legacy over the past 100 years, from beneficiaries to volunteers," said Mr. Easterbrook.
To commemorate the centenary year, Legacy will carry out the Legacy Torch Relay over a six-month period, beginning in Pozières, France in the lead up to ANZAC Day 2023 and then throughout the city of London, before returning home to Australia and stopping at all 44 Legacy clubs, starting in, Western Australia in May 2023.
From today, the stamps and associated collectables, comprising a first-day cover, four booklets of 10x$1.20 stamps and four maxicards, a sheetlet pack, postal numismatic cover and magnetic badge prestige cover are available for purchase.
To find out more information about the stamp issue, click here.
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